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The Most Famous Watch Makers on the Planet

If you want to purchase a watch that is going to impress people then it will need to be from one of the big brand names. There is a lot to choose from and some of the items in these collections will cost thousands of pounds. Each of the big brand names has an interesting history and a loyal following. Here are just a few of the most popular chronograph makers that you can choose from. Rolex Rolex was once a British manufacturer of watches, but it has now been taken over by the Swiss. The company was originally called Wilsdorf and Davis when it opened for business in 1905. From the very beginning these watches relied on Swiss ingenuity for their mechanisms. In 1908 the name of the firm was changed to Rolex, and there is a bit of a mystery surrounding the inspiration for the name- some claim that it is just a made up word. In 1919 the business moved to Zurich in Switzerland. They have since gone on to become the most successful m...

The Reasons Why Swiss Watches Are So Expensive

If you are looking to buy a quality Swiss-made watch then you can look forward to paying quite a bit of money. These chronographs can fetch in the tens of thousands of pounds; some of them are even more expensive than that. If you are wondering what could possibly justify such expense then you need to consider that: These chronographs are made by the most experienced watch makers on the planet. They are mostly made by hand and you do need to pay for this level of workmanship. Swiss watches are so popular because of their precision. You can always rely on them to keep time. The materials used in these watches are high quality. When you wear this type of chronograph on your hand you really do get to feel like you have a fine piece of jewellery on your wrist. These watches do a lot more than just tell the time. Some can track appointments and they can even inform you about the phases of the moon. The most important reason wh...

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  • The History of Watches

    The History of Watches

    One of the most popular gadgets every created was the watch. This is something that most of us ow...

    April 7, 2011 - 
  • The Rise of ICE Watches

    The Rise of ICE Watches

    It is hard to believe that ICE watches have only been on the scene since 2007. This brand name ha...

    April 5, 2011 -